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Institut für Arbeitsschutz der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung (IFA)
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Dr Thomas Smola
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Amélia Veloso Schneider
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GESTIS-database on hazardous substances
Information system on hazardous substances of the German Social Accident Insurance
The GESTIS-Substance Database contains information for the safe handling of hazardous substances and other chemical substances at work, e.g. health effects, necessary protective measures and such in case of danger (incl. First Aid). Furthermore the user is offered information upon important physical and chemical properties as well as special regulations e.g. GHS classification and labelling according to CLP regulation (pictograms, H phrases, P phrases) and according to the old system (hazard symbols, R phrases). The available information relates to about 8,500 substances. Data are updated immediately after publication of new official regulations or after the issue of new scientific results.
The GESTIS-Substance Database is maintained by the Institut für Arbeitsschutz der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung (IFA, Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance).
The GESTIS database information on occupational medicine and first aid is compiled by Prof. Dr. Heberer and his team (TOXICHEM, Leuna).
Use and Liability
The information may be used for the purpose of workers' protection, or to gain knowledge about risks emanating from chemical substances. Commercial use as well as a partial or complete transfer to other information systems is not permitted. There are no objections against citing of data to a limited extent giving the source "GESTIS – substance database". The data of GESTIS database are compiled and updated carefully. Nevertheless, any liability is excluded.